Easy to be around

As long as a person wasn’t living life with a faux front, Jesus was easy to be around. For the most part, when it came to people interacting with Jesus, imperfection was actually able to relate to and relax around perfection. They knew they didn’t belong in his presence but they knew they had nowhere else to go (Luke 5:8; John 6:68). I guess that’s why I came and why I stay all in one sentence.

He reveals what I already know about myself, even the stuff that I don’t want to see, but he keeps those shortcomings between him and me. 

That sentence may be bad English, but it’s good doctrine and theology because Jesus came in the flesh to be around us despite our shortcomings, and that’s why we can still find it easy to be around him.

For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:15-16)

#grace, #jesus, #personal-shortcomings